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Delhi Golf Club ''apologises'' to member for asking Meghalaya guest in Khasi dress to leave
Delhi Golf Club ''apologises'' to member for asking Meghalaya guest in Khasi dress to leave

Dr Nivedita Barthakur Sondhi, an honorary health advisor to the Assam government, and her governess, Tailin Lyngdoh, were invited for lunch at the Delhi Golf Club on Sunday.

Prohibitory orders imposed in Tripura after CPI(M), BJP clash

Prohibitory orders has been imposed here after clashes between CPI(M) and BJP party workers left twenty-six people injured, police said on Monday.

Arunachal Pradesh Govt raises retirement age of employees to 60 years

In order to do away with differential retirement age for the regular employees serving under the same government, the state government decided to implement the retirement age of such employees from existing 58 to 60 years.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal meets Rajnath Singh, discusses Indo-Bangla border issues

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday discussed with Home Minister Rajnath Singh the ongoing works for strengthening security along the Indo- Bangladesh border, besides a host of other issues.

China denies entry to 50 Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar
China denies entry to 50 Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar

The 47 pilgrims, who were stopped by the Chinese officials at the border from proceeding further, have now returned to their respective states, official sources said here today.

Suspected militants gun down student leader in Manipur's Imphal

The kidnappers had said they wanted to speak to the 36-year-old farmer but his bullet-ridden body was recovered on Friday. 

Tripura worse than Bihar on women safety: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was in Agartala on Thursday and Friday to streamline the Bharatiya Janata Party's strategy for next year's Assembly Elections.

Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling backs Gorkhaland demand

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland to be carved out of North Bengal hills.

One dead in Assam flash flood

One person died in Assam here as incessant rains caused havoc in the city on Thursday morning.

Nagaland: Gun battle between security forces and militants

Search operations were conducted to trace the cadres but was called off this morning.

BRO opens Bhalukpong-Charduar-Tawang road for vehicular traffic

The BCT Road was disrupted on June 19 last due to a massive landslide triggered by torrential rains at an area, 9 kilometres from Bhalukpong.

Governor leads yoga day celebrations in Mizoram

Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, who was on a two-day visit to the state, also lauded the inclusion of Yoga in the Healthy Mizoram Campaign.

Floods in Tripura, over 2,000 families displaced

Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water, official said here on Tuesday.

ABSU blames Bengal and central govts for Darjeeling crisis

"The outburst of tension in Darjeeling area is nothing but an unwarranted outcome of the autocratic rule of the Bengal government as well as the Centre's utter negligence to the problem," ABSU president Pramod Boro told reporters here.

Assam Police to hire 9,000 people by year-end

Assam Police was currently completing the pending recruitment process for 3,980 posts which would be over by the next month, an official said.

Fresh landslide cuts of Mizoram town, flood sweeps away houses

A fresh landslide on Friday cut off Champhai town in Eastern Mizoram from the rest of the country, while nine kachcha houses of a town in south Mizoram's Lunglei district were swept away by flood.

Govt contemplating to rewrite Nagaland Municipal Act: CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu

Nagaland government is contemplating to rewrite the Nagaland Municipal Act 2001 so that the election to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state can be conducted smoothly.

BJP allies in Christian-majority North East oppose cattle trade rules

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allies in three Christian-majority states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya have opposed the central government`s new cattle trade and slaughter rules.

Flash floods in Northeast states, Mizoram worst hit

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Wednesday set up a high-level committee chaired by state Home minister R Lalzirliana to assess the flood situation in the state where eight persons have died.

Heavy rain triggers fresh flood in Imphal

The Nambul river and Imphal river breached its banks and overflowed near Sagolband Moirang Leirak, Kairang and Chabung Company, Mayang Imphal due to incessant rains in the past few days, flooding houses located nearby.

Ten swept away in Mizoram river; downpour hits three districts

The victims were swept away in Carnafulu river in a remote location in Lunglei district, according to the police.
 

Panel to identify gaps in facilities along India-Myanmar border: Rajnath Singh
Panel to identify gaps in facilities along India-Myanmar border: Rajnath Singh

The government on Monday said a committee will identify "gaps in basic facilities" of roads, power, telecommunications, health and education in areas along the India-Myanmar border.

Northeast has suffered due to insurgency, Centre is committed to developing the region: Rajnath Singh
Northeast has suffered due to insurgency, Centre is committed to developing the region: Rajnath Singh

The Centre is committed to fast tracking the development initiatives in the Northeastern region, Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

Three IEDs detected in Imphal West district

Three Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) were on Monday found planted at Mantripukhri area in Imphal West district, police said.

NSCN(K) 'chairman' Khaplang was willing to have a dialogue with Centre: Nagaland CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu

Nagaland Chief Minister has said NSCN(K) chairman passed away before any solution to the protracted Naga political problem.

None facing difficulty for cow notification in Northeast: Rijiju

Union minister Kiren Rijiju stressed his government would transform the country into a developed one.

Naga leader Khaplang dead

Khaplang, who was a diabetic and suffered from other health issues, passed away in Taka, the sources told IANS.

"Beef is like vegetable to Arunachalees" — Congress tells Centre, protest against govt's ban on cattle sale for slaughter
"Beef is like vegetable to Arunachalees" — Congress tells Centre, protest against govt's ban on cattle sale for slaughter

With slogans like "We will eat beef and it's like vegetable to us" rending the air, a few hundred Congress workers led by the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) took out a ally here on Friday to register protest against the Centre's ban on cow slaughter for sale in markets.

Major David Manlun laid to rest with military honours

Major David Manlun, who died in a gunfight with militants in Nagaland, was laid to rest with military honours on Thursday at the Assam Regimental Centre in Meghalaya.